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The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
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Not a fan.

Dec 01, 2018 01:59 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Not a fan of these pseudo govt entities

Jun 02, 2018 10:40 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Palm Harbor FL.

HOA"s are comprised of the homeowners in the community. HOA's are not some secret society, some exclusive realm with special privilege. They are homeowners who have mostly volunteered to do a job from which there are literally no 'Thank You' ever to surface. They are charged to maintain the rules by which their society will function. 

The problem becomes clear when HOA membership is occupied by those suffering the emotion of diminished relevance. Then an HOA becomes the kingdom of a tyrant.

The HOA at Westchase in Tampa Florida, exhibited the Worst of HOA behavior.

When the soldier from Afghanistan was to return home from battle, the HOA was punitive in preventing the wife of the solider, the children of the soldier from placing a WELCOME HOME HERO banner in the yard.

That made my blood boil. Is the Westchase run by an HOA or a tyrant?

Aug 26, 2015 01:06 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I think they have a sound purpose and if operated properly can help protect the communities property value. I serve on 4 HOAs boards in Clarksville TN.

Aug 26, 2015 12:09 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Dale - Here in Chandler, AZ, all new construction subdivisions have HOA's. There are some county islands where there are no HOA's. I guess there is good and bad with HOA's, but you can't change the fact that you have them, so you have to live with them.

Aug 26, 2015 09:18 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I live in a rural area where an HOA can exist purely for irrigation water purposes only. I don't have strong feelings about HOAs in general one way or another. Even in some of the subdivisions that have stronger rules. The HOAs are there for a reason and that reason is generally to protect the integrity of the neighborhood. 

Aug 26, 2015 09:09 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Everything here in Naples Florida has an HOA.  Part of life.

Aug 26, 2015 05:27 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I'm on the island of Kauai in Hawaii, Dale. Like people, some HOAs are great and some are... let's just say not. Good ones have well-reasoned rules and policies, reasonable value-based fees and they are efficient in business procedures.

Aug 26, 2015 05:27 AM
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Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
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I have to agree with Gabe Sanders on this one. It really does depend on the Members and how they run the show. Sometimes HOA is great, to keep a clean, orderly Neighborhood. On the other hand, I do know of an HOA that is extremely over zealous, I believe, or extremely bored to nik-pik.

Aug 26, 2015 05:00 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Dale.  From Stuart, FL, I don't have a feeling one way or the other.  They can be great or they can be terrible.  It all depends on the members and how they decide to run the show.  

Aug 26, 2015 03:42 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

i'm in MA and we don't have HOA within our subdivisions....the town takes over the roadways and maintains them...

Aug 26, 2015 03:24 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
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I live and work in Valencia, California.  Our first Home Owner Associations began in 1967.  The community has stay desirable due to the rules of the association and the amenities offered.  The entire community has a unity and 4 of our associations have swim teams that compete with each other.  I can't thank the people that volunteer to run the association enough.  Jealous people say they pass rules to benefit them.  They should run for office and work for free.  I'll gladly let them pass rules that benefit them if they provide a quality life in our community.

Aug 26, 2015 02:42 AM
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I've seen some HOAs do a great job, and others not so much.  I'm in Orange County, CA

Aug 26, 2015 02:41 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Dale Erwin You can appreciate an HOA when you go into a neighborhood where there isn't one and you see everything from heavy duty business vehicles to boats sitting out on the street. They do have their benefits.

Aug 26, 2015 01:46 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Personally I do not like them. For someone that does not have the time or capabilities they are a God send.

Aug 26, 2015 12:53 AM